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one of the best lights i have ever owned By Robert on 4/19/14Robert would recommend this product to a friendThis light is awesome. I purchased the a360we for my frag tank and I'm running the light off of my Apollo Reef controller and all I got to say is I'm completely blown away with how bright and sharp this light is. When they say this light is comparable toa metal halide they weren't kidding . You will not get a nicer light for the money orders
Kessil Delivers By Jordan on 4/13/14Jordan would recommend this product to a friendIt's been about a month since I've switched from T5s to the Kessil A360W-E. The corals that I've noticed doing much better under the Kessils are those located closer to the sandbed which is most likely due to the increased light penetration. The clarity of the water seems better, the shadowing from fishing swimming over rocks and corals is very neat (which doesn't happen on T5s), and the shimming is great. I've read some reviews on other sites about there being too much shimmer, however that is only relative to the amount of surface agitation your tank has and can easily be toned down by not aiming your powerheads right at the surface.
It seems like one of the main complaints is the lack of control when compared to some other higher end LEDs. However, when purchasing this light you should know beforehand what you are going to get with this light if you read the descriptions. So for what Kessil states about the functioning, durability, and effectiveness of this light, they knock this one right out of the park.
A360W-E is perfect for a Biocube By Andrew on 4/11/14Andrew would recommend this product to a friendThe A360W-E is a perfect fit for my Biocube 29. The lighting is awesome and works just as I hoped with the Apex
Great Lights By KEITH on 4/9/14KEITH would recommend this product to a friendMy wife purchased two of the 360WES lights for me and they do a spectacular job of bringing out colors of Crals and fish.
Very happy! By Michelle on 3/28/14Michelle would recommend this product to a friendI switched out my Hydras for the Kessil 360W's and couldn't be happier. I am running 4 over my 135 long and it is MORE than enough. (probably a little overkill)
great product! By reef geek on 3/14/14reef geek would recommend this product to a friendi just purchased these lights about two weeks ago and my corals are loving it and have really became very vibrant colored and have almost doubled in size on some of my small frags already plus all the local fish stores that i go to is the main light that they run!!!
Beautiful Lights By Kristoffer on 3/4/14Kristoffer would recommend this product to a friendI put two of these on my 75 gallon reef and they look unbelievable. I also have them connected to my Neptune apex jr and I have ramping ability and weather abilities. These are the best LED lights for the money.
Great Shimmer By rboutin on 12/27/13rboutin would recommend this product to a friendI've had this light for about a month now. It's an upgrade from another LED fixture. The shimmer on this light is very natural. I love having shadows from my fish as well. One thing I wish Kessil would come out with is a battery backup. Other then that I am very happy with his light and so are my fish and corals. The colors of some of my corals have come out even more with this high quality fixture. So glad I finally purchased it.
I have one fixture over my 29 gallon cube.
overall By Robert on 12/19/13Robert wouldn't recommend this product to a friendGood quality and are easy to use. They really give the tank a high def look with shadows from the fish above and caves. The colors popped on the corals and noticed them growing fuller
Excellent Light, Bright, and Glimmers like a Champ By Micah O on 12/17/13Micah O would recommend this product to a friendI went from running 3 250W Halides to 3 A360 Wide's over my 225 Tank and myself and my coral couldn't be happier. The color options are excellent and hooking it up to my Neptune Apex was simple plug and play (programing the lights were another story but that's more a Neptune thing then Kessil thing).
I would advise not using the hooks the Kessil comes with. A little bump of the light would knock it off and into your tank. I used a closed eye screw and just opened the eye up a bit with some pliers to allow a small stainless steel chain I used to hang the Kessil through.
My only real beaf with the Kessil A360 is that you can only go as low as 14% intensity before the lights just shut off. So if you have any hope to also use these as a moon light, forget about it. 14% is way to bright for that.
Best Full Spectrum LED By Brad on 11/17/13Brad would recommend this product to a friendComing from T5 and then 2 colour LED strips, I am amazed by this lights output. The shimmer is amazing, the most realistic you will find anywhere. The installation was easy, with the Gooseneck. The tuning of Spectrum and Dimming is very easy. I plan on controlling the A360W with the Neptune Apex and can't wait to share my experience.
Hey DrJohnM By Brandon on 10/18/13Brandon would recommend this product to a friendYou must be talking about the 350? You can control the blue and intensity. You must set up profiles on the Neptune apex program the different intensities and colors. Configuration - Profile setup - control type(RAMP) then set you ramp time and then intensities1-100. Color is the same under intensity 20 - 100 with 100 being 10,000k, 20 being 20,000k. You set your profiles and then put them in VAR1 and VAR2 like this
If Time 07:00 to 11:00 Then Int_Rise
If Time 11:00 to 18:30 Then Int_Day
If Time 18:30 to 22:30 Then Int_Set
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by Dave on December 15, 2013, @3:13 PM
I'm thinking about purchasing the Kessil A360W LED light. I would install these on my 90 gal reef tank. My question is how many units would I need (I guess 1 or 2) and do you use any other lighting along with the LED's or just the LED's themselves.
Thanks for your advice,
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Dave,
It really depends on the corals you plan to keep. For a less light demanding tank like a soft coral tank or mixed reef tank Kessil recomends one of the A360W units for each 2ft of tank (assuming you have a normal sized 90g then that is two units) or if you plan to have an SPS tank then an A360N spaced every 18" apart (so three units). Just the LED's will work just fine.
by albert booth on October 29, 2013, @2:18 PM
Can you link 2- A360w together and manually control one light to control the other light equally without using a controller?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Albert,
You sure can! If you daisy chain the two lights together the second is controlled by the first. It will default to the manual control knobs unless you plug a controller cable into the input. If that happens it will turn off the knobs and turn to the controller.
by Chad on January 16, 2014, @11:43 AM
Hey guys... I'm looking at eventually moving up to a standard 120gal tank in the near future (upgrading from the 30 gal). I am interested in getting TWO of the 360w Kessils. I've done the math and believe that I'm kind of on the boarder of needing 3. I run a simple FOWLR set up, but might get into a softy tank when I upgrade. So here are the questions:
1) Am I OK with ONE Kessil for now, for the 30 gallon?
2) If I decided to stay with the FOWLR set up on a 120gal, TWO Kessils would be OK, correct?
3) If / When I move into a softy tank, would I have to get a 3rd Kessil or would the original TWO be OK?
And last, but not least... I know I need to get the TWO different Kessil cables to sync and attach it to my APEX... Is there a module I will need as well, and if so, could you please pass me the model number :)
Bulk Reef Supply HI Chad,
1) 1 would be just fine on the 30g tank :-)
2)Two should be just fine with a FO tank.
3)Most likely looking at 3 here, though possibly 4 if you have a center brace that will get in the way.
Great question. You would want the VDM to Kessil cable to connect your Kessil to the VDM module on your apex (some models like the standard Apex include the necessary module, other units may require the purchase of the VDM module in addition to the cable). From there all you need is the Kessil link cable to connect your second Kessil to your first (and 3rd Kessil to the 2nd, etc). Both are linked below:
by BRANDON on September 24, 2013, @12:19 PM
What is the light spread on the two different models. How large and how deep will they cover?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Brandon,
Which lights and how many you want largely depends on what type of tank you have. If you have a mixed reef tank then it would be recommended to use the 360W and use one for about every 2ft x 2ft of tank. For an SPS tank they recommend using the 360N models and spacing them out about every 18" or so (3 would be suitable on a 4ft tank assuming you don't have a center brace in the way)
by Scott on October 31, 2013, @3:55 PM
I'm planning to keep SPS in a 72" wide x 72" long x 24" deep tank and I'm interested in using Kessil 360s (not sure about W's or N's yet). I was wondering what kind of "footprint" one of these pendants could cover, and how many you would suggest I would need to meet the lighting needs of the tank I described above. Also, which would be more appropriate for my scenario, W's or N's?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Scott,
With the A360 or A350's on an SPS tank its recommended to use one of the N models spaces 18" apart. On a tank the size of yours that comes out to 4 of the A360N models.
Dense Matrix LED
Kessil has spent millions of dollars and five years researching a different approach to LED. Instead of individually wrapped LED chips, Kessil tightly packs them together. This results in blends of different light wavelengths before they leave the light, providing uniform color throughout your tank. The single light source eliminates the spotlight effect, effectively spreading the light over a wide area.
The new proprietary Kessil Logic™ is featured on the A360 LEDs. It is a unique form of spectral intelligence developed for precise color blending and optimal coral growth. Before you could vary the light intensity of two different channels to find the desired color and intensity mix. Now users can select the perfect spectrum and color with one knob and then adjust the intensity with the other boosting the light output at both ends of the spectral tuning range by as much as 30%.
- On/off timing
- Intensity and color spectrum adjustment
- Compatible with 0~10V Controller
- Apex Ready+ - Certified by Neptune Systems. Use Kessil A360 Neptune Apex Control Cable
- Digital Aquatics Reefkeeper. Use Kessil A360 ReefKeeper Control Cable
- Control multiple lights by connecting them with the Kessil A360 Unit Link Cable
- Kessil A360N LED Light with cord or Kessil A360W LED Light with Cord
- Extension Cable
- AC Adapter
- Power Cord
- Two Metal Hooks - to attach light to wood, acoustical tile or other ceiling
- Two Light Mounting sets
- Dimensions: 3.8" Length x 4" Diameter
- Coverage Area: 18" surface diameter by 4' to 5' penetration (on average)
- Power Usage: 90W
- Power Supply: 100-240 VAC (Input), 48 VDC, 1.87A (Output)
- Dimensions: 2.96" Length x 4" Diameter
- 24" surface diameter by 3' penetration (on average)
- Power Usage: 90W
- Power Supply: 100-240 VAC (Input), 48 VDC, 1.87A (Output)
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